Items tagged with medical cannabis

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Cannabis in Latin America and the Caribbean [15.09.2016] Cannabis (or marihuana) is one of the most widely consumed psychoactive substances in the world. According to the United Nations World Drug Report, 1 ...
Tilburg to allow medical marijuana users to grow drug at home [14.09.2016] Tilburg Mayor Peter Noordanus decided to allow patients using medical marijuana to grow it themselves at their homes in the city, he wrote in a lette ...
In Israel, booming medical marijuana looks to conquer new highs [11.09.2016] Israel is a well-known as a pioneer in medical cannabis. This summer, the government approved a plan initiated by Health Minister Yaakov Litzman to r ...
Could medical cannabis break the painkiller epidemic? [01.09.2016] The U.S. “is in the midst of an unprecedented opioid epidemic,” according to the Department of Health and Human Services. Prescription opioid overdos ...
Denmark takes small step towards medicinal cannabis [23.08.2016] The Region of Southern Denmark agreed to move forward on a plan that could see the region become the first in the nation to prescribe cannabis for me ...
Did the DEA just kick open the door for the pharmaceuticalization of pot? [11.08.2016] While much ink has been spilled over the last few days regarding DEA’s refusal to recognize marijuana as a medicine and its unwillingness to reclassi ...
Activists furious over DEA's refusal to recognise medical benefits of marijuana [10.08.2016] Campaigners have reacted with dismay after the Obama administration refused to stop classifying marijuana as a dangerous drug with no medical use - e ...
Health Canada to allow safety testing of medical marijuana [10.08.2016] Health Canada is easing its prohibitions against safety testing of medical marijuana, which will allow registered growers and patients to have the pr ...
DEA rejects attempt to loosen federal restrictions on marijuana [09.08.2016] The Obama administration has denied a bid by two Democratic governors to reconsider how it treats marijuana under federal drug control laws, keeping ...
Colombia’s new, legal drug barons focus on medical marijuana [03.08.2016] Last year, President Juan Manuel Santos spearheaded an overhaul of Colombia’s 30-year-old drug laws, which formally legalized medical marijuana for d ...
Legalize pot, but bring in quality controls [30.07.2016] The take-home message from a Globe and Mail investigation that tested pot purchased in dispensaries for chemicals, is a lack of quality controls on m ...
Restrictions on pot-safety testing put public at risk, scientists warn [27.07.2016] Health Canada’s restrictive approach to marijuana safety testing is putting the public at risk, a growing chorus of scientists and activists warns – ...
Danes want legal cannabis, but govt vows crackdown [27.06.2016] Amidst a new debate on cannabis, spurred by a massive police action at Christiania, a majority of Danes are in favour of legalization. Berlingske new ...
Smoke clears on cannabis licensing regime [14.06.2016] Over a year ago Jamaica brought about reform to the legal landscape with regards to ganja through the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act the (DDA). Afte ...
'Marijuana superstore' wins legal battle over medical pot shops in California [11.05.2016] The largest licensed medical cannabis dispensary in the US, once dubbed the “marijuana superstore”, has won a four-year legal battle with federal pro ...
German government to grow marijuana for medical use [03.05.2016] A proposal from German Health Minister Hermann Gröhe to allow seriously ill individuals increased access to medical marijuana was approved by the Ger ...
Mexico's president proposes legalising medical marijuana [21.04.2016] Following his statement at the United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) in which he called for more prevention, partial decriminaliza ...
What a looming patent war could mean for the future of the marijuana industry [20.04.2016] On August 4, 2015, US officials quietly made history by approving the first-ever patent, No. 9095554, for a plant containing significant amounts of T ...
Support for marijuana legalization has hit an all-time high [24.03.2016] A survey released by the University of Chicago finds that a record-high percentage of Americans – 61 percent – say they support marijuana legalizatio ...
New Zealand's 'cannabis crisis': smokers confirm chronic shortage [17.03.2016] New Zealand suffers from a chronic shortage of marijuana. The “catastrophic” situation was first reported on by Don Rowe, a staff writer at The Spino ...
Marijuana advocates say ‘next fight’ is legalizing storefront dispensaries [24.02.2016] The federal government should use a court decision ordering it to rewrite the rules on medical marijuana as an opportunity to legalize the storefront ...
Canada’s medical pot producers set sights on recreational users [28.01.2016] Canada’s producers of medical marijuana are sitting on a seven-tonne stash of weed, with the inventory steadily growing as supply exceeds demand in t ...
Medical cannabis market shows growing pains [26.01.2016] The Czech Republic took a bold step back in 2013 when lawmakers agreed to legalise the sale of medicinal cannabis or marihuana. But the development o ...
Canadian investors show interest in local ganja [12.01.2016] Following the lead of several US states in holding referendums which have been supportive of reducing the legal restraints on the use of the drug, Ja ...
Medical cannabis set to hit pharmacy shelves [11.01.2016] Medical cannabis is set to hit pharmacy shelves in Israel in the form of cigarettes, cookies and oil, while the number of doctors permitted to prescr ...
Istiqlal party and PAM advocate the legalization of marijuana [30.12.2015] Ilyas El Omari, President of the Regional Council of Tangier-Tetouan and Al Hoceima, revealed that a group of researchers are working on a study abou ...
Colombian president signs decree to legalise medical marijuana [21.12.2015] Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos has signed a decree legalizing the growing and sale of marijuana for medical purposes, a dramatic shift in a ...
Justin Trudeau and the cannabis factory [18.12.2015] Many consumers obtain their marijuana through storefront "dispensaries", which have sprung up across Canada, encouraged by liberalisation in the Unit ...
'Grandma's magic remedy:' Mexico's medical marijuana secret [13.12.2015] When her legs ache, this Mexican grandmother rubs them with marijuana-infused alcohol. She is well aware the homemade remedy defies the country's can ...
Chile president: Marijuana no longer on ‘hard drug’ list [03.12.2015] Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has signed a decree that removes marijuana from the country’s list of hard drugs. The decree also authorizes the ...
Two months after Oregon legalization, pot saturation sends profits up in smoke [20.11.2015] Along North-east Sandy Boulevard in Portland, Oregon, there’s a stretch known as the “Green Mile”. Here, medical marijuana dispensaries are budding. ...
Colombia to legalize commercial sale of medical marijuana [11.11.2015] Colombia's government plans to legalize the cultivation and sale of marijuana for medicinal and scientific purposes, officials said in a surprise shi ...
Germany mulls state cannabis body for pain relief [31.10.2015] A so-called cannabis agency has been proposed in draft legislation put forward by the federal health ministry, the "Welt am Sonntag" newspaper report ...
Government awards third ganja research licence [26.10.2015] Canadian nutraceutical and pharmaceutical company, Timeless Herbal Care Limited (THC), which has operations in Jamaica, is the first private entity t ...
Cannabis research 'being stifled' by US government, says think tank [19.10.2015] In a new report, Ending the U.S. government’s war on medical marijuana research, researchers at the Brookings Institution call on the federal governm ...
Ganja ready for the big times [17.09.2015] Going by the announcement by Canada-based Timeless Herbal Care Limited (THC), Jamaica stands to benefit from a US$100-million deal to develop medical ...
Region should explore billion-dollar ganja industry, Caricom heads told [30.08.2015] The Caribbean Community (Caricom) is considered to have some 'competitive' advantage in the cultivation of the marijuana plant for medicinal purposes ...
‘Medical cannabis could be worth more to Israel than natural gas’ [15.08.2015] If Israel grew pot instead of peppers, said Dr. Tamir Gadot, CEO of pro-medical cannabis agricultural association Breath of Life, the economy would b ...
In ‘revolutionary’ shift, cannabis to be sold in pharmacies [26.07.2015] Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman announced that pharmacies in Israel will be stocked with medical marijuana to ease the often arduous bureaucrat ...
Chile takes step toward cannabis decriminalisation [08.07.2015] Chile has taken a step forward in decriminalising the use of cannabis after the lower house of congress approved by a wide margin a bill that seeks t ...
It's official: Marijuana is medicine [30.06.2015] The nation's top medical organization released a major series of papers on medical cannabis last week in the Journal of the American Medical Associat ...
Studies find medical marijuana unproven to help many illnesses [22.06.2015] Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many illnesses that state laws have approved it for, according to the first comprehensive analysis ...
Cannabis: The comeback of a banned medicine [22.06.2015] "When pure and administered carefully, is one of the most valuable medicines we possess,” wrote British physician John Russell Reynolds in 1890, prai ...
Ganja is our 'life blood' – western farmers [01.06.2015] With Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Minister Phillip Paulwell stating that Jamaica plans to become a world leader in exploiting the economic ...
Lib Dem leadership candidate Norman Lamb calls for cannabis legalisation [31.05.2015] The Liberal Democrat leadership candidate Norman Lamb has called for the UK to legalise, regulate and tax the sale of cannabis. The former care minis ...
Jamaica hoping to be world leader in medical marijuana [15.05.2015] The Government intends to make Jamaica a world leader on the medical uses of marijuana. Minister of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining Phillip Pa ...
Puerto Rico governor signs order to legalize medical pot [02.05.2015] Puerto Rico's governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla signed an executive order to authorize the use of medical marijuana in the U.S. territory in an unexp ...
The path to legalizing marijuana in Chile [19.04.2015] Chile’s Congressional Health Committee approved a bill that would modify the country’s current drug law, known as Law 20,000. The bill would allow up ...
Chile opens debate on marijuana bill [07.04.2015] Chile's congressional health committee approved a bill that would legalize the cultivation of marijuana for private recreational or medicinal use, se ...
Canadian company to tap into Jamaica for medicinal cannabis supply [04.04.2015] A Canadian company is seeking to tap into the Jamaican market for the supply of dried marijuana to the medicinal marijuana industry in Canada. Market ...

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